Tag Archives: Miniature
A light pink lustrous and gemmy crystal of the morganite variety of beryl sits on a quartz matrix with minor albite. A couple of elbaite crystals protrude from the morganite on the rear and an elbaite section can be seen on the front.
Location: Nuristan, Laghman, Afghanistan
Dimensions: 6 x 6 x 4.5cm
Several columnar crystal aggregates of kutnohorite have been completely replaced by manganoan calcite and are sprinkled with a dust of manganese. Fluoresces orange under both LW and SW.
Location: N'Chwaning Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 4 x 3 x 1.8cm
Vivid lemon yellow, discoidal crystals of jouravskite, (a rare member of the ettringite group) sit on a matrix of white xonotlite. This find produced the best of the species which up to then, had only been found as crusts on rock, not well defined crystals. Choice!
Location: N'Chwaning III Mine, Kalahari Manganese Fields, Kuruman, South Africa
Dimensions: 4.9 x 3.5 x 2cm
A fabulous tan hemimorphite crystal with chiseled multiple terminations ists on matrix with smaller crystals. Not the ususal clusters we see everywhere. This one is very special and as aesthetic as they get.
Location: Santa Eulalia. Chihuahua, Mexico
Dimensions: 6 x 4.5 x 2.2cm
Locality: North America